Let’s Follow Each Other on Twitter, Shall We?

By Daniel Scocco

After reading about it virtually on every single website on the web, a couple of weeks ago I decided to give Twitter a try. I must say that, contrary to what many people claim to, I did not get addicted to it.

It is certainly a useful and interesting application for some purposes, but so far I am using it with moderation. I log a couple of times during the day to check what other people are tweeting about. Once in a while I also post replies, links or ask questions.

I still don’t get some messages that people write, like: “Hello everyone, how are you doing?” or “Going to bed now, see ya.’

That being said usually there are some interesting thoughts floating around, and cool links as well. I’ve read somewhere that Twitter is a middle ground between blogs and instant messaging, and I think that the definition is not that off the mark.

Another point that I like about Twitter is the fact that it enables you to connect with virtually anyone else that is using the service. It is a pretty democratic environment (another day I exchanged messages with Guy Kawasaki, for instance).

Anyway, as the time passes I will try to get more active there. If you want to follow me here is my profile. If you are using Twitter make sure to leave your profile on the comments section as well, I will be glad to follow you and I am sure that other readers will too.



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95 Responses to “Let’s Follow Each Other on Twitter, Shall We?”

  • John Wesley

    I know we’re already following each other, but I wanted to drop my info for the other DBT readers:

    http://twitter.com/jwesley

  • thewild1

    Yeah I don’t really get it either

  • UltraRob

    I didn’t get it at first but I’ve done some good networking lately. I tweet at http://twitter.com//ultrarob

  • Kate Carillo

    Agreed – I am making a very conscious effort to give Twitter a try, but I have not felt addicted in the least. It’s a difficult balance trying to figure out the line of being active v. being annoying is…

    Looking forward to following you Tweets. 🙂 http://twitter.com/khook20

  • Chic and Charming

    I just got started on twitter and I use it mostly to share interesting articles from other blogs, promote my blog and share random ideas I pick up but don’t want to do a full post on
    https://twitter.com/chicandcharming

  • Eric Atkins

    I’m in. I write about web dev, software, gaming, and my travels.

    http://twitter.com/ericatkins

  • Char Reed

    Unfortunately for me, it turned into a MySpace stalk fest and people whom I didn’t want to associate with found me on there and added me, making me immediately close my account. I guess if you don’t have internet stalkers, then it’s alright, but I never used it before I ended up closing my account anyway.

  • Keith

    Following you like a stalker.

    http://www.twitter.com/mousemisers

  • Nelson

    My twitter is: http://twitter.com/casteloes

  • Sean P. Aune

    You can find me at http://twitter.com/seanpaune

    I tend to tweet about what’s going on at Mashable, random stuff, and have my blog set to auto-tweet each time I publish a new post.

  • Rob Williams

    I’m seeing some real applications for it – especially for staying connected. You can follow me at http://twitter.com/orangejack

  • Patrix

    Glad to see you on Twitter. Following you now. I too have recently have started ‘twittering’ and found it quite amusing and entertaining.

  • Nate

    Good to see you make the transition!

    http://twitter.com/1greatnate

  • Ben

    I have a twitter account (http://twitter.com/benevert) and I’m still trying to fiqure out what it is all about. Maybe I’m just too old and find that it takes too much time away from other things.

    Wish someone could tell me what the big thing is with Twitter because honestly, I find that it is really useless. Is it just a fad? Is it just a geek thing? What is it all about?

  • Uzair

    Twitter can be addictive sometimes. I used to post anything I was doing but have quit doing that. Anyways here is mine.
    http://twitter.Com/uzair21

  • Sheila

    I’ve been on twitter about 2 weeks now. I’m at:
    http://twitter.com/govisithawaii

  • Brian

    I just followed you – looks like we might be tweeting about the same things so check me out:

    http://twitter.com/elitebydesign

  • Guilherme

    Aee!
    http://twitter.com/guimedeiros

  • Quiet Rebel Writer

    I’m also new to the tweeting. The best articles I’ve seen about using Twitter effectively revolve around microblogging – discussing something of substance, but in a very short way. I like that concept a lot – seems much less narcissistic and much more community-generating.

    I tweet at http://twitter.com/QRW

  • Ganha

    https://twitter.com/ganha
    Here you go
    Nice idea btw

  • Shankar Ganesh

    Here’s me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/shankargan

    – Shankar Ganesh, killertechtips.com

  • Onemansgoal

    Hello, I just signed up two days ago but I plan on using it. You can find me talking about my blogging/internet marketing blog at

    http://twitter.com/onemansgoal

  • Budi Putra

    Of course, I will follow you, Daniel.

    http://twitter.com/budip

  • ODP

    Relatively new to twitter….

    I tweet here and there…..

    http://www.twitter.com/ODPllc

  • On Frozen Blog

    We tweet all our blog posts as well as a few comments every so often.

    http://www.twitter.com/OnFrozenBlog

  • Adam Pieniazek

    Just started twittering a few days ago, I’m keeping an open mind but with Pownce, AIM, RSS, email, etc it does seem like we’re reaching an information overload. Anyone else scared the internet’s gonna break any minute now?

    https://twitter.com/AdamPieniazek

  • sadcox

    I mostly use it to type in quick and stupid stuff, but it generates some traffic if you set your blog up to create tweets with every new post.

    http://twitter.com/sadcox

  • Mike Smith

    I am following you now and will be following everyone else in the comments soon.

    http://www.twitter.com/bootstrapping

  • Kevin Wilson

    yes, twitter takes some getting your head around. I mostly tweet the music I’m listening to – classical and early music – and people seem to follow me for that, which I didn’t expect. I’m at

    http://www.twitter.com/kevinw1

  • Mike Belgrove

    Yeh I’ve been trying to get back into Twitter myself.

    http://twitter.com/evorgleb

  • Martin Jamieson

    I’m really enjoying using Twitter – Twhirl is a fantastic app to have running in the background, while not being too intrusive and you get to see first hand some of the great ideas other bloggers are having, while being part of what is really a very dynamic and helping community. Highly recommended.

    My profile: http://twitter.com/martyj

  • Umar in Dubai

    Here is mine: http://twitter.com/umarsiddiqi

    I live in Dubai UAE, perhaps the most happening place in the world… I blog about my experiences of life in Dubai, and am trying to figure out how twitter can complement my blog.

    Thanks for following

  • Daniel Scocco

    Followed all so far, catch with you guys there.

  • Otto

    But would being part of twitter actually help me increase traffic to my blog? Increase my rss subscribers?
    I’ve consistently found that the best way to achieve the latter is by doing the hard yards. That is, visiting other blogs and leaving worthwhile comments…

  • Jo

    Ben – you and I are working on the same page. I tried it – got bored with it about 10 minutes later and moved away. About 2 months later I was notified someone was following me. I tried again, and closed the account. I don’t have time all day to sign into check out my RSS feeds moreless sign in to Twitter and see that someone went to lunch.

  • felix

    I’m a pretty light twitter user but starting more. I think FriendFeed is a bad influence. 🙂

    http://twitter.com/nybble73

  • Daniel Scocco

    Otto, I don’t think Twitter is that useful for increasing blog traffic.

    I use it for other purposes at least.

  • Robin

    Been following you since last week, http://www.twitter.com/lowrobb. Cheers!

  • Otto

    Thank you Daniel

  • Clayton Bell

    The best social network out there: Twitter…

    http://www.Twitter.com/ClaytonBell

  • redwall_hp

    Following. My account is http://twitter.com/redwall_hp

  • Matt Mikulla

    Here I am:

    http://twitter.com/mattmikulla

  • Jim Carlson

    The jury is still out for me. Twitter has opened my eyes to a lot of great content, but I’m wary of posting my every thought to the web.

    http://twitter.com/jimcarlson

  • Ross Hill

    http://www.twitter.com/rosshill 🙂

  • Madhur Kapoor

    Here is my info
    http://www.twitter.com/mako77

  • LA Blogger Gal

    I just signed up a few days ago, but I’m slowly getting the hang of things.

    You can find me here: http://twitter.com/kat_taf

  • Aura Mae

    Just signed up last week. Having “followers” still seems slightly creepy in a David Koresh sort of way, but I am getting over it!

    http://twitter.com/auramae

  • Laya

    I’m at http://twitter.com/goldenlady

    Honestly, I got on twitter because a guy I’m interested in asked if I had one. Getting on has helped – we’ve been swapping thoughts and direct messaging each other left and right, and I don’t think we would have connected as well as we have or so quickly without twitter.

    I’ve been enjoying it so far. The longer I’m on the more refined my choices have gotten – I follow some people by SMS (especially those I actually know) and others only online. I’ve been able to coordinate outings with my friends much more efficiently than if I had texted everyone. A lot of my contacts come from Lj, so it’s cool to get a different perspective on those folks.

  • Tom Beaton

    I am not totally hooked on it yet, but it is interesting. My biggest problem so far is finding a good Twitter client for linux. Twitux is really not that good.

    Feel free to follow me http://twitter.com/tombeaton

  • Chris Blackwell

    Follow me and I’ll follow you back

    http://twitter.com/chrisblackwell

  • Bill Stevens

    Here’s mine:

    http://twitter.com/BillS2000

    A lot of folks talking away. It pretty much feels like the next thing to being in the room with everyone.

  • Onemansgoal

    This will only work if we follow each other. I’m following all of you. Please return the favor. Lets drive some traffic. Yeah

  • Onemansgoal

    I forgot – follow me at http://www.twitter.com/onemansgoal

  • Onemansgoal

    Wow, this is really cool. Since my last post (I had three followers) now a 1/2 hour later I have 5!!!. Social media networking works, and its cool. Later

  • Onemansgoal

    I forgot again, follow me at

    http://www.twitter.com/onemansgoal

  • Bill Stevens

    Here’s a nice article on Remarkablogger about Twittering – http://michaelmartine.com/2008/03/21/what-twitter-does-for-me/

  • Jaan Kanellis

    I am on it!

    https://twitter.com/incrediblehelp

  • Mohanraj Thangarasu

    I just few minutes before tried out Twitter
    http://twitter.com/yamzalal

  • Lara, The Data Digger

    Yes using Twitter increases traffic to your blog! ‘Cause people like me who did not know about your blog will check it out. Some one like me drives traffic to your blog. I share useful blog posts with my clients, friends and networks.

    I use Twitter. I enjoy it. It gives me the opportunity to have a conversation with people I would never meet in real life. If you prefer someone not follow you…you can block them.

    Here is my link:
    http://twitter.com/TheDataDigger
    I tweet interesting facts, an occasional joke, just light stuff to keep the day going.

    I look forward to talking to you in Twitterland!

  • Carey

    http://twitter.com/pickledshark

    Just getting into it myself 🙂

  • james

    I love twitter!! havent used it much for getting traffic but its great fun

    follow me http://www.twitter.com/jp135

  • lee

    I like twitter, but i haven’t been able to harness it towards my blog.

    https://twitter.com/wugya

  • Claudio

    follow me http://www.twitter.com/claudiojb

    Daniel, siga-me!

    []s

  • lonifasiko

    Why tell everyone about what we’re doing each moment of the day?

    It’s quite a stupid idea, anyway, I love any tech new idea ;-):

    https://twitter.com/lonifasiko

  • Linda

    I’ve been hearing all about twitter for a few months. I signed up for an account a month or so ago but didn’t do anything with it.

    Then I went to a garden bloggers convention and a few of them were using it. Since I was among the most technical there I figured I must really be behind the curve if I wasn’t using it now.

    So I begin.

    http://twitter/timestocome

  • David

    I recently found twitter. It’s a little confusing at first but after playing with it for a couple days or so, I’m beginning to understand it. It’s a pretty creative idea.

    Anyways:
    http://twitter.com/DaveErickson
    ^me^

  • Alex

    Discussing mainly blog and online related subjects, just like the website.
    http://twitter.com/Blogsessive

  • Dan Hughes

    Was a skeptic myself, but it’s opened up some interesting dialog and discussions for me. Follow me.

    http://twitter.com/sunnyinphilly

  • Matt Tuley

    I’ve been using twitter socially for a while now, but am just now trying it out as a professional tool. Follow me at http://twitter.com/LaptopForHire .

  • Mohsin

    Here I am: http://twitter.com/Mohsinn

  • Katy Castro

    I’m struggling to find my place on Twitter. To answer the question “what are you doing?” seems really boring… However, I’m trying therefore I’m not following you. I’m at https://twitter.com/KatyInLasVegas

  • Jo

    I write about building a freelance career from the ground up, my successes, and my mistakes.

    Follow me at http://twitter.com//cornerscribe

    Already following those listed here.

  • Mike Panic

    So I’m 3 weeks late to this article… http://twitter.com/mikepanic

  • Diane Penna

    I think I may have already added you, but will double-check. You can follow me at:

    https://twitter.com/dpenna

    🙂 Diane

  • stulay

    ok ,follow me at https://twitter.com/stulay

  • Rahel

    It’s been a long time since I’ve commented here, but I wanted to leave my Twitter profile, along with thanking you for all the tips and recommended reads of other articles. Twitter profile is here.

  • Grant

    Man I’m slow. Oh well. Here we go man.. I’m now ‘following you’, but don’t have much to be followed with yet.

    I’ll make an effort to get into it though.

    http://www.twitter.com/rugbydump

  • infoqueenbee

    just started with twitter..

    happy to follow u

    my twitter : http://twitter.com/infoqueenbee

  • Kashif

    Twitter is addictive! I am very active in these days. Its great idea to increase your followers & help others to increase theirs. 🙂
    I am following you & here is my Twitter profile:
    https://twitter.com/kash78

    Hope you will also follow me. 🙂

  • Nancy D. Brown

    Found this post on your year-end re-cap. If you enjoy travel, follow me. I write about travel on the What a Trip blog.

    http://twitter.com/Nancydbrown

  • Jackie

    I like this idea. Please check me out….. 🙂

    http://twitter.com/JustJackie

  • unoblogger@make money online

    Nice.. I sure would like some followers

    http://twitter.com/unoblogger

  • asep saepul

    i need some folowers too.
    Follow me and I’ll follow you back

    https://twitter.com/Blood_Pressure

  • Rajasekharan

    http://twitter.com/Rajasekharan

  • José

    Hi,

    I started using the service not too while ago, since I’m not into social websites and doubt about its usefulness.
    I try to post interesting stuff and sometimes, of course, I do a bit of shameless promotion 🙂
    My profile : http://twitter.com/hushcolours

    Take care,

    José

  • Nick

    I like twitter, Its just cool and a lot of people, business and yes even things are using twitter. Its awesome

    http://twitter.com/nerwin

  • medyum

    I guess if you don’t have internet stalkers, then it’s alright, but I never used it before I ended up closing my account anyway.

  • Arisu

    I just got to understand twitter. Also, I´m not an addict and I don´t like it that much, but I think it has a lot to do with the fact that twitter ain´t like a blog nor other social networks…

    Or maybe it has to do with the fact that I don´t have many people to talk with XD So, if anyone wants to twitt I´m available: @little_arisu

  • @fabulouis

    WHo ever follows me, I will follow back.

    http://twitter.com/fabulouis

  • Chris Justice

    I blog about sales, money and good things in general. I market B2B to Automobile Dealers. The blogging and tweeting is for fun.

    Follow me and I’ll follow back.

    http://twitter.com/cjusticeDRP

    Facebook Chris Justice in Atlanta
    justiceandjustice.blogspot
    DealerResourcePartners.com

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